Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

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Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by hiltow » Tue May 05, 2020 9:10 pm

On the top surface of the petrol tank (i.e. the side that faces the underside), VW attached strips of what looks to be sound deadening material to cushion between the tank and the body.

Does anyone know where to get hold of the exact same material, what it's called and the width of the strips themselves?



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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by GT_II » Tue May 05, 2020 11:28 pm

I think this might be the part number you're looking for - 321201300B . It should be available from VW, at least from van dealers, as they apparently still use this part as padding for the jack on the VW Transporter T5, but it doesn't look cheap. It seems to have grown from its original length of 450mm on the Mk1 and Mk2 Scirocco to 620mm on the T5, but the width and thickness are unchanged at 35 x 1.5mm.



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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by james butler » Wed May 06, 2020 10:27 am

i used closed cell foam with double sided tape on one side.
its cheap and easy to apply and does the same job if not the same stuff.
all its there for it to prevent rattle and rubbing between the floor and the tank for obvious reasons


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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by Blueshark » Wed May 06, 2020 8:47 pm

I have this material in stock.
It is on a roll so can be cut to any desired length.
Shipping would be more than the stuff itself though.

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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by hiltow » Thu May 07, 2020 10:23 pm

Cheers to all of you for that info - appreciated.

I'd like to use the genuine VW material or the OEM equivalent.

GT_II - when I did a quick search for 321201300B online, it seems to be listed as rubber strapping for the tank supports. I take it that it's also used for the sound deadening on the top side of the tank? Also, do you know whether 321201300B comes with an adhesive side?

Joost - many thanks. I'll send you a PM. I am guessing I would need 2 metres to be sure I would have enough.



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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by chopperoli » Fri May 08, 2020 10:47 am

There is no magic to the stuff VW used or would sell you, any decent quality self-adhesive closed-cell foam tape of the right width and thickness will be ideal. I did the same myself recently, will have to dig out pics. If I remember the stuff on top was wider or thicker in places and I replicated that, it wasn't expensive either



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Re: Fuel Tank Dampening Strips

Post by GT_II » Fri May 08, 2020 12:10 pm

hiltow wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:23 pm
I take it that it's also used for the sound deadening on the top side of the tank? Also, do you know whether 321201300B comes with an adhesive side?
I have not removed a tank myself, so can't confirm, but would assume it is the same as the strap lining, as there is no other dampening part listed in the diagram. I suspect it is self-adhesive and also that it is higher density than closed cell foam, as it is only 1.5mm thick. Perhaps Joost can advise.